Health

Cold medicine (Getty Images)

Davis Police Warn Parents About Teens Abusing Cough Medicine

Davis Police are warning parents about an over-the-counter cold medicine that’s been used recreationally by area teens.

06/25/2015

Real people suffering from diabetes, tooth decay, weight gain, and other diseases related to soda consumption are starring in a remake of Coca-Cola’s iconic “Hilltop” ad.  (Change the Tune/You Tube)

Health Advocates Remake Iconic Coca-Cola Ad Into Serious Warning

A watchdog group is trying to shake up consumers’ perception of soda with a provocative new ad. It turns the famously sweet Coca-Cola “Hilltop” jingle into a sour reminder with a message about the sugary drink.

06/24/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Catholic Groups Fight California’s Right-To-Die Bill For Terminally Ill Patients

A California lawmaker who wants to allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs is postponing a vote on the contentious legislation as support lags.

06/24/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

California Bill Helps Medical Marijuana Users Access Organ Transplants

California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.

06/23/2015

west nile virus

Infected Crow In Novato, Marin County’s First Sign Of West Nile Virus This Year

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Friday it has discovered the first sign of West Nile Virus in Marin County this year.

06/15/2015

Dr. Michael Breus Ph.D

Sleep Specialist Dr. Breus Says Sleep Deprivation Makes ‘Pain Hurt Twice As Much’

On this installment of Secrets to Sleep Success with Michael Breus Ph.D., Dr. Breus talks about the serious effects a lack of sleep has on athletes and the public at large.

06/15/2015

Rear view of a young woman carrying a surfboard on the beach, Hawaii, USA

Ewww…. Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean Bacteria

Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.

06/11/2015

17-year-old TJ Balliao, who suffers from severe dilated cardiomyopathy, is kept alive by an advanced ventricular assist device. (CBS SF)

Heart Device Miraculously Keeps Sonoma Teen Alive Without A Transplant

Doctors say one Bay Area teen is a hero and pioneer for a life-saving device that’s helping replace his failing heart.

06/11/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain Diseases

Since humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.

06/09/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(CompassionChoices/YouTube)

California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide Law

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation’s most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor’s care.

06/04/2015

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